Essay Workshop


We will study the form of the essay, dividing our time between the reading and interpretation of literature (nonfiction, fiction, and what falls between) and the creation and critiquing of new work. These essays will be generated through loosely structured, in-class exercises and outside assignments. We will work on crafting short, perfect pieces, so come prepared to think about your writing at the sentence level. Conferences will be focused around a reading list and some documentary films chosen to complement the work that we are doing in class and to broaden our understanding of narrative structure.